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Old 26-09-2019, 12:50 PM   #1
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VW Polo Harlequin Detail

So I ended up buying back a car which I really regretted selling 2 years ago. I actually dreamt about it, looked on eBay and saw a similar one for sale. It turned out that it was my old car but it had a different reg on it (private plate removed)! So 48 hours after seeing it on eBay I was going down to collect it!

When I had it I had loads of body work done and made sure there wasn't a single blemish on it. Obviously as soon as it sold the £3 scratch washes were the only thing used (although I think it was sitting for a while). The bonnet had faded badly and it looks like the whole car has been wet sanded but not polished (it hasn't it's just the scratch washes )

Any way I got a good 50/50 on the bonnet. Initially I used a DA but it wasn't touching a thing So I got out the old trusty rotary and within 3 passes it was back to normal!




Then Moved onto the bumper and passenger wing (no photos sadly). However, I did get some photos of the top of the passenger door and the mirror. It really shows how it looks like it's been sanded. You could see the swirls/damage in the shade!!!





Final one of the front finished.



I will get round to doing the rest of the car soon. I just ran out of time and it started raining. Very pleased with how it came out in the end. Such a shame to see it in such a state though. The whole car feels like sandpaper and it just looked uncared for.
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Old 26-09-2019, 01:28 PM   #2
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I hadn't seen one of these for a couple of years. That bonnet looks so much better now, you are clearly going to enjoy restoring it to its former glory.
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Old 26-09-2019, 01:57 PM   #3
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Nice work. These cars are just bonkers! Something I've always wondered - what colour is a Harlequin registered as on the V5?
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@66Rob Can't wait to get it all polished up. Going to be keeping it standard but toying with the idea of putting a bigger engine in it to make it a bit more driveable, only 1.4 8v 60hp as standard

@jbenekeorr They're actually down as 'Multicolour' on the log book! I love how crazy it is for VW of all companies to release a multicoloured car. I do love it but don't think I'd have paid a premium to get a brand new car that wasn't all one colour
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Old 26-09-2019, 02:16 PM   #5
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Looking good and an absolute definite improvement
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Old 26-09-2019, 04:23 PM   #6
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Nice work. These cars are just bonkers! Something I've always wondered - what colour is a Harlequin registered as on the V5?
That’s exactly what I wondered and popped the reg in online before I realised it had been answered!
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Old 27-09-2019, 04:22 PM   #7
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Love these. What is the core colour that you see under the bonnet and when the doors are open. Is it green, like the roof?
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Old 27-09-2019, 09:25 PM   #8
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What I didn't realize is that they all appear to be different too, some red Bonnets some blue, some yellow.
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Nice work. These are hard to find.
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